Borneo and the Environment

Borneo and the Environment : Challenges and Change

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In recent years the environmental challenges in Borneo, most notably deforestation, have been the focus of significant global attention. Economic development and social and political change have led to considerable damage to the rich and diverse ecosystems of the island. Resource demand for timber and a range of agricultural and mineral products, high rates of both population growth and continued political and social pressures in the region have resulted in a range of environmental challenges and management concerns. In this book the authors examine the environmental, ethnic, social and political context of current development issues on the island. After outlining the key facets of the physical and human environment of Borneo, they review the main environmental issues faced by governments and NGOs. These include deforestation and logging, non-timber resources, forest fires and haze and the effects of urbanisation and population migration. The responses of the three political constituencies on the island (Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam) are explored, as well as important pan-island, regional and global initiatives to manage and maintain the environments of the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138809284
  • 9781138809284

About Peter Eaton

Peter Eaton has worked for over thirty years on development and management issues in Borneo and Papua New Guinea. Until recently he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. Mark Cleary is an Honorary Professor at the University of Plymouth and an Honorary Fellow of the Management Development Institute of Singapore. Until recently he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford (2007-2013).show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Key Issues, Structure, Intellectual Context Part 1: Environment, Peoples and Resources 2. Physical Environments of the Island 3. Peoples of the Island Part 2: Key Environmental Challenges 4. Urbanisation, Patterns of Migration and the Development of Plantation Products 5. Timber and Tribes: Deforestation and Logging 6. Forest Fires and Haze 7. Developing Non-timber Resources Part 3: National and International Policies and Management 8. Brunei Darussalam: Forest Resources and Oil 9. Sabah and Sarawak: State Strategies within the Malaysian Context 10. Kalimantan: Wider Context of Indonesian Environmental Policies 11. Pan-island and other International Initiatives 12. Conclusion: Retrospective and Prospectiveshow more